India is blessed with numerous breath-taking natural scenic places and most of them are covered with tall mountains, meadows, rivers, and so on. Meanwhile, the geography of India is also surrounded by the mighty Himalayan Mountain ranges, picturesque Thar Desert, and deep oceans such as Arabian sea, Indian Ocean, and Bay of Bengal. Covering a vast geographic arena, India is also surrounded by various other nations, particularly, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and China. Although these borders are important for India owing to our country’s international affair point of view, these borders also hold a special place in the heart of travellers for their scenic beauty. India is definitely a heaven with beautiful places situated within its massive landmass and the country does offer uncountable places to explore but visiting a place where you can almost see the boundary of India merging into another country, is truly ecstatic.
This article highlights some of the prominent international borders of India that have been successful in attracting a lot of tourists almost every year.
Regarded the highest mountain in India, second highest in Nepal and the third highest mountain in all over the world, Kangchenjunga is located across the borders of eastern Nepal and Sikkim. The Kangchenjunga landscape is shared by four counties that includes China, Bhutan, India and Nepal. To the tourists, who want to take a look at this marvellous mountain and border, the hill station of Darjeeling provides the famous views of Kangchenjunga Mountain peak.
Located with the pleasing sites of nature across the tri-junction of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bhutan, Bhairabakunda is an eminent picnic spot in Udalguri district of Assam. Acknowledged as an important tourist place for the devotees of lord Shiva, this is a significant pilgrimage for the Indian tourists.
Sundarbans, situated on the Ganges Delta is thickly covered by mangrove forests. Sundarbans mangrove forest or Sundarbans National Park is a part of it and it is also considered as one of the principal reserves for the Bengal tigers in the world. Apart from that, the Sundarbans Forest is also home to a large number of reptiles, aquatic animals, marine mammals, Avifauna and so on.
Wagah Border, India–Pakistan
The last village situated near a road crossing between India and Pakistan, Wagah border is located on the Grand Trunk Road. The retreat ceremony that takes place here at every sunset is the biggest tourist attraction of the Wagah border. In this ceremony, the gates between India and Pakistan open only for few minutes and soldiers from both the countries show a glimpse of their courage and valor through only gestures and facial expressions. Located in the Indian state of Punjab, Wagah is the most famous border in India, and this welcoming border is visited by numerous tourists and guests almost every day. It is a must visit for anyone who wants to envisage the Indian soldiers in their full glory.
Nathu La Pass, India-China
Situated at a height of 4310 m above sea level, Nathu La Pass is a mountain pass in the Himalayan region and is 54 km away from Gangtok. Being an important border between India-China the place can visited only by Indian nationals having special permits for it. Considered as the Silk Trade Route between India and China, Nathu La Pass acts as a border between the Indian state of Sikkim and Tibet Autonomous Region of China.